Islands of the Azores and Madeira
Day 1 Liverpool
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Liverpool, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Black Watch (3T+) in preparation for a late evening sailing.
Days 2-4 At sea
Three delightful days at sea provides the perfect time to gently ease into life on board. Great entertainment is available, including dance, music and comedy shows in the beautiful Neptune Lounge, delicious cuisine in the many restaurants. You can also relax on the glorious Sun Deck or take your pick of the four heated swimming pools.
Days 5-6 Horta, Faial, Azores (overnight)
This morning we arrive in the tranquil port of Horta, where we dock overnight. Spend your two days here exploring wondrous Faial Island, a place of unspoilt beauty with glistening lakes, sheer cliffs and lush-green valleys. The region is also home to numerous white-washed houses and picturesque baroque churches as well as offering a calm atmosphere perfect for those who wish to relax in the island’s glorious sun soaked climate.
Day 7 Ponta Delgada, São Miguel
Ponte Delgada is the main town found on the stunning island of São Miguel which mixes fine buildings and historic squares with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. The beautiful town consists of narrow cobblestone streets, beautiful parks and white-washed houses with their distinctive terracotta roofs; in contrast, discover the modern marina home to trendy waterside cafes and fine restaurants. You can explore the surrounding area’s spectacular mountains, sandy beaches and glistening lakes as well as the magnificent crater lakes of the extinct Sete Cidades volcano complex
Day 8 At sea
A leisurely day at sea.
Day 9 Funchal, Madeira
Arrive in the ‘floating garden of the Atlantic’, Madeira. Located off the coast of Africa, its capital Funchal is a place renowned for its brightly coloured array of mesmerising subtropical flowers and fruit, and glorious climate. After a warm welcome, you are free to explore the natural beauty of this enchanting region, wander the spectacular parks and gardens and discover the Laurel Forest, home to a fantastic variety of bird species.
Day 10 At sea
Day 11 Lisbon, Portugal
Situated across seven hills on the north of the beautiful River Tagus, Lisbon is a city like no other with its fantastic collection of ancient castles, enchanting gardens, spectacular bridges, picturesque palaces and art-nouveau cafés. Discover the impressive Ponte 25 de Abril which resembles San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge with its impressive large-scale structure. Lisbon is also enriched with lavish museums including the National Museum of Contemporary Art, The Carmo Archaeological Museum and the fascinating Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. For those who seek shopping, the city is also home to the biggest shopping centre on the Iberian Peninsula - the Centro Commercial Colombo.
Day 12 Leixões (Porto)
This morning we arrive in the major seaport of Leixões located at the mouth of the stunning River Douro. Embark on a short journey to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Porto radiating true beauty from every angle with its picturesque pastel-coloured houses with red-tiled roofs, traditional baroque churches and historic neo-classical buildings. Porto plays host to some of the world’s most famous Port producers including Cockburn’s, Sandeman and Taylor’s; visit their fascinating cellars to learn more of the production processes. Alternatively, you can discover Leixões’ old city, Guimarães adored for its fantastic UNESCO World Heritage town centre which was also declared the European Capital of Culture in 2012.
Days 13-14 At sea
Relax aboard Black Watch as we sail back to UK shores.
Day 15 Liverpool
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.